My phone is fairly new and has a quite good battery. And my power bank is super strong. And since my phone is my most essential belonging that I use for almost everything, it is vital to have it charged. (It's bad to be so addicted to it, I know.) And... still my phone dies from time to time, and I don't always I forget to bring the charging cable (which should be in everyone's handbag!!).
This morning it happened again and I had a 25 minute walk to my physio ahead of me. It's not far, but I mostly distract myself by listen to the morning news, a pod cast, calling family or friends or listening to some energising "wake up" music when I'm on my way somewhere (super efficiently!).
So first I got annoyed. But there was nothing to do about it, but to accept the situation.
And actually, I enjoyed being phone less much more than I thought. I looked up to the blue sky and notices the scenery much more than I normally would, and yeah, the traffic jams at Rue de la loi in Brussels or the Commission buildings are not the most beautiful ones to admire, but somehow, instead of plugging something into my ears, I plugged into the present and just walked. A completely unintended walking meditating session. Because meditation is simply the act of the presence, right?
I would never take the time to sit down an meditate for a few minutes. But I'll try to disconnect from my phone a bit every now and then, and reconnect with myself.